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But to come out actively against them?

It might seem a little strange or unpatriotic to tee off on the athletes representing your country (not to mention racist, in the case of the slaps at Biles and the “woke” NBA players), but it’s not even close to being against the “spirit of the Olympics.” In fact, it’s consistent with the politicization of the modern games, which goes back to their beginnings. If you start to think of the Olympics less as an athletic competition and more as a quadrennial international political convention, the cheap shots and settling of partisan points

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Making predictions about the political future is a fool’s game. Pundits do it a lot because it’s fun and easy, and because there are effectively no professional consequences for getting things wrong.

But thinking about how events might unfold need not be entirely frivolous — provided that pundits are honest and up-front about the assumptions and conditionals underlying predictions. If X happens, then Y will take place; and if Y happens, then A, B, or C could transpire — with A being benign, B being worrisome, and C being catastrophic. This kind of

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In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day.

This year, mere days before the holiday on Monday, the Stars and Stripes fluttered into the news cycle, with New York Times editorial board member and MSNBC analyst Mara Gay’s remark, on “Morning Joe,” about a procession of vehicles she had seen on Long Island flying flags.

It is only as virtuous a symbol as the person waving — or weaponizing — it.

Gay described being “really disturbed” by the motorcade, which consisted, she said, of “dozens and dozens of pickup trucks with [expletives]

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But this is not just a drama about the alleged misbehavior of a former President. Taken together with the Republican Party’s refusal to hold Trump — who remains the GOP’s dominant figure — to account for the Capitol insurrection and its nationwide efforts to restrict voting, the new allegations also indicate that the freedoms and core values that have underpinned American life for two-and-a-half centuries remain in almost unprecedented peril.
In some of the most chilling exposés yet of Trump’s autocratic tendencies, The New York Times late Thursday unveiled a secret scheme by prosecutors against members of Congress conducting presidential
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America’s reputation on the global stage appears to have significantly rebounded since former President Donald Trump left office and President Joe Biden became the commander in chief, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday.

As Biden is in Europe attempting to repair relations with America’s allies, the poll found that several countries in the region like the current president more than the former. A median of 75 percent of respondents in 12 countries expressed confidence in Biden, compared with 17 percent for Trump last year, according to the survey.

In the United Kingdom, for example, 64 percent of

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King Dollar should remain King Dollar.

That’s the opinion of former President Donald Trump, who told FOX Business on Monday that Bitcoin seems like a “scam” and the euphoria surrounding the world’s largest cryptocurrency is watering down the U.S. dollar. 

“The currency of this world should be the dollar. And I don’t think we should have all of the Bitcoins of the world out there. I think they should regulate them very, very high,” Trump told Stuart Varney adding, “It takes the edge off of the dollar and

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